STORMY WEATHER

Elicia Monroe moonlights as an electronic dance music artist…

Elicia Monroe has never been tied to any kind of label or definition. Reinventing herself is something she has done constantly since her days managing local musicians in New Orleans to working in banking to playing on a professional women’s football team. Her latest endeavor is making a name for herself as a music artist under the persona […]

FROM FINANCE TO FILM

Buckhead’s Mark Callaway considers the Mountainfilm on Tour festival a passion project

Mark Callaway has never been a man lacking for hobbies. He’s always been that way, even as a kid.

The Dayton, Ohio, native, who moved with his family to the San Francisco Bay area when he was just 6 months old, was playing the drums in a band before high school. He also developed an early […]

A FORAY IN FILM

UGA student and Buckhead native eyes career as a producer.

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As Rachel Beavers entered her sophomore year of college at the University of Georgia, she looked into her future and didn’t like what she saw. She’d been studying accounting but realized she’d be “absolutely miserable” in that field. She promptly changed her major to something that seemed more alluring.

Now a senior, Beavers, who grew up in […]

BRANDING A NETWORK

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PR exec moves south to oversee Turner communications

James Anderson always knew he wanted to wind up in arts and entertainment. He wasn’t sure in what capacity, but he knew it was his calling. Now as an adult, he’s found his footing as an executive at Turner Broadcasting, overseeing the network’s communications.

His initial interest was the stage. After growing up in Baltimore, Anderson attended Dennison College […]

CHOOSING PERFECT PLAYERS

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Alliance Theatre casting director has an eye for talent!

Her face may not be familiar, but anyone who’s seen a play at the Alliance Theatre is familiar with the work of Jody Feldman.

As the theater’s longtime casting director and producer, the Sandy Springs resident brings precision to each show she works on, finding appropriate actors for all parts. And she loves her job.

Growing up in Brewton, […]

A LIFE OF MUSIC

World Record holder Jane Little dedicated 71 years to orchestra.

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She would, perhaps, have had it no other way. While performing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in May, something she’d done for more than seven decades, 87-year-old Jane Little collapsed on stage and later that day passed away. She was a beloved ASO member whose commitment to music earned her a Guinness […]

HITTING THE HIGH NOTES

Buckhead’s Tomer Zvulun ditched his career plans to focus on his passion.

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He envisioned becoming a doctor, yet the minute he saw the inner workings of an opera house when he was almost 20, he knew his plans were about to change.

Buckhead resident Tomer Zvulun, the general and artistic director of The Atlanta Opera, has worked all around the world directing, but he feels most at […]

INDIE FILM CHAMPION

George Lefont has paved the way for critically acclaimed movies for four decades.

George LeFont celebrates his 40th year in the theater business this year.

George LeFont celebrates his 40th year in the theater business this year.

At 77, Buckhead resident George Lefont has done what he loves for a long time—and is not slowing down a bit. The Lefont Sandy Springs movie theater, which […]

A NEW MORNING VOICE

Buckhead and “The Bert Show” welcome comedian Brian Moote.

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Now that being an on-air radio personality is his profession, Brian Moote can look back and chuckle somewhat. It’s certainly nothing he ever grew up aiming for.

In early January, Moote joined Q100’s very popular “The Bert Show,” syndicated in 17 markets across the country, as part of a morning trio that includes host Bert Weiss and co-host Kristin […]

MOXIE, MOVIES AND MORE

Buckhead actor Brian Kurlander delves into writing.

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Brian Kurlander is one of the busiest artists in Atlanta these days, yet he didn’t grow up yearning for a life as a performer. It came about almost on a whim. A wrestler at James Madison University, he was walking through a campus building one evening where auditions for the play “Personals” were taking place. A colleague […]